3 Days | Freiburg im Breisgau
On a beautiful spring weekend my boyfriend and I headed over to Freiburg im Breisgau, which is only a two hour trainride out of Zurich. Here is what we ate, enjoyed and failed at.
First things first. We always like to eat a lot of delicious food that doesn't necessarily need to be healthy. I mean ... who doesn't, right?
Right after we arrived we headed over to the Kastaniengarten to enjoy a cold beer, some Flammenkuchen and the sun reddening our pale skin. This place must be one of the most beautiful Biergärten in all of Germany with an incredible view over the city and surroundings.
We had our first dinner at Gasthaus Goldener Anker. Not gonna lie, my Schnitzel was a bit dry, but the potato and mixed salads were awesome. M was luckier – his Schnitzel was perfect, so I must've just had bad luck.
The next morning we slept in and had to realize that Freiburgers only have brunch available until around 12 p.m. What's up with that? You guys need less sleep or something? Anyways, unaware of that we headed over to the HERMANN Café, looking over the train tracks and again, enjoying the sun and our sweaty bums. Our waiter was super nice and they let us have breakfast even though it had been way past 12 p.m. Thank god! And the food was good too!
We had our last supper at the Wirtshaus goldener Stern, a bit further away. Again, as the name would suggest, a comfortable down-to-earth place with simple, traditional dishes. I had Serviettenknödel, a kind of dumpling, with a delicious and thick forest-mushroom sauce. Yummy!
We had planned to visit a few museums, like the Augustinermuseum or the Museum für Neue Kunst, however the weather was just to nice, which made us decide against it day after day until it was to late.
We did however go and see the Freiburger Münster. I know, not the best of achievements. But hey, I did notice other small things – like the wonderful cobblestones, the cute stream flowing all through the city or a dad stepping in said cute stream, falling over, and making his family laugh (he was fine).
THINGS OF NOTE
The Schlossberg is a short, steep hike rewarding you with a wonderful view, some shaded benches and – on your way down – maybe a beer at the Kastaniengarten? Who knows.
Be sure to look down and not just up: The cobblestones are actually interesting, no joke!
Buy the Vinschgauer Brot at the Alnatura Supermarket. Delicious! Try not to cut yourself while slicing it, like I did.